Hospital Programs

Published on January 21, 2016
Written by HIlary Tighe, RN resident, CTICU/CV Acute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles It’s 7:20 a.m. and the 49 new graduate nurses of the September 2015 cohort trickle into the seventh-floor classroom. We sit in our “houses”—groups made up of new grads from units other than... Read More
Published on January 7, 2016
Even if a child’s food allergy is not life-threatening, a chance encounter with the wrong food can be a scary experience for every member of the family. CHLA has provided comprehensive support for children battling food allergies for many years. The recent naming of the Gores... Read More
Published on October 9, 2015
A blood clot is when blood changes from a liquid to a solid. Blood clots are good because they help your body stop bleeding. But they can form when you don’t need them in veins or arteries. You can have a blood clot in your arteries or veins in places like your arms, legs, eyes... Read More
Published on September 14, 2015
Obesity is one of the most important health problems facing our community today. One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood... Read More
Published on August 6, 2015
Who doesn’t love summer camp? And who doesn’t want to lead a healthy lifestyle?  That’s what the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Diabetes and Obesity Program team thought when they partnered with UCLA UniCamp, a student-led charitable organization aimed at helping underserved... Read More
Published on November 21, 2014
Dancers from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), Val Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, Artem Chigvintsev, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber and two contestants, Sadie Robertson from Duck Dynasty and Bethany Mota, a YouTube star, visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to join in on a fun... Read More
Published on February 25, 2014
Written by the team in the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Did you know that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more sleep-related problems than other children? Research shows that about half of school-age children with ASD have trouble... Read More
Published on November 13, 2013
Having a child sick and hospitalized can be challenging on many levels, especially emotionally. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we partner with you to ensure your child receives the best care, at the bedside and after you return home. With that, we’re thinking about your... Read More
Published on September 20, 2013
On Sept. 18, founder of the Rialto Jean Project, Erin Feniger along with various members of her team, hosted an interactive and colorful event for our patients to support the art therapy program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For this delightful collaboration, one of the... Read More
Published on February 14, 2013
Through art, our kids find pain relief and a channel to explore feelings and imagination during their treatments and recovery. We normalize their hospital experience and provide new learning opportunities by working with local artists through Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’... Read More
Published on January 30, 2013
On Feb. 14, our hospital will be filled with children who won’t be able to trade valentines with their classmates or be home with their families. We are giving you the opportunity to send a special Valentine's Day message to kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Visit CHLA.... Read More
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We need your help. January is more than just a cold, winter month. It’s a month of new beginnings, resolutions and goals. Resolve to donate blood and give the gift of life to kids receiving chemotherapy, undergoing heart surgery, fighting Sickle Cell Disease and recovering from... Read More
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At exactly 4:30 pm, counselors blow their whistles and a storm of breathless kids—basketballs and hula hoops in hand— rush inside and take their seats. It’s graduation day at Camp H.E.A.L. “Today, your kids are the teachers,” says Minister Dawnesha Beaver to the proud parents... Read More
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Soon after becoming a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 11-year-old Connor and his mom discovered something wonderful and unexpected—the hospital hosts a steady stream of therapy dogs! Connor with therapy dog, Rocky.   In 20 stays over the past eight months,... Read More